Five ways to be more mindful

Recently, mindfulness has become a pervasive buzzword. You can find mindfulness used in schools, your job, in yoga and fitness classes, in coffee shops, restaurants, and even in your doctors office. We hear the word mindfulness but what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we become more mindful? Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D, who…

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Golden Opportunity for a Second Childhood

The power of lived experience and perceptions. What a golden opportunity I was given to write a blog for the upcoming Healthy Aging: Embracing Life’s Seasons week that I will be facilitating at the end of the month. Elated, I began. And stopped. Feeling stuck, I pondered how to start a blog about a topic no…

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Your Body on Breathwork

What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a daily practice here at the retreat, and for good reason: connecting with your breath is a powerful and easily accessible way to boost physical and mental health. So what is breathwork, why do we do it, and how can you get started at home?

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All About Fascia: Keeping Your Connective Tissue Healthy

Have you ever had pain or discomfort you couldn’t identify, or lingering tightness and tension that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever wondered why techniques like foam rolling can “hurt so good,” or why a massage can trigger an intense emotional reaction? The answer lies in understanding fascia – the thin sheath of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and organ in the body.

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3 Self-Care Tips for Binge Eating Recovery

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If you’ve ever been a binge eater, you know that awful feeling that comes along after a binge. These are difficult moments to navigate. What steps should you take, post-binge, to start steering yourself in a healthy direction? We asked food addiction expert Lisette Cifaldi to weigh in.

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Breathing for Less Stress

Breathing For Less Stress

  You alone have the power to control your stress levels, and it’s simpler than you may think. Step back and take a look at your schedule – are you leaving time to breathe? With work and family commitments, self-care can seem like an unattainable goal or even an indulgence. Our bodies were not made…

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I am ready for Forest Bathing, are you?

forest bathing

Imagine if your doctor prescribed a specific amount of time in nature when you were feeling depressed? Doctors do this in Japan where it’s a cornerstone of health care, and healing referred to as Shinrin Yoku. This simple practice translates as “Forest Bathing,” and is now catching the attention of Americans everywhere because of the…

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How to Create a Compassionate Inner Voice

mindfulness exercise by the lake

We’ve all heard about self-love, and most of us think it sounds like a great idea, and given it the old college try. If you’re like most people, you’ve scheduled a weekend day at the spa or taken a mental health day off of work to give yourself some much needed pampering. You may added…

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